Hateful internet commenters rebuked by McKinlay

WEST PALM BEACH — Almost no sooner did Commissioner Melissa McKinlay tell of her 19-year-old daughter’s plight — being hospitalized in Orlando after sudden intense leg pains and a positive coronavirus test — than some Internet trolls started posting ignorant comments on an old video of hers on social media. Those comments, unworthy of being […]

McKinlay tells of own COVID-19 battle, with daughter, 19, hospitalized

WEST PALM BEACH — District 6 Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay gave some personal and emotional testimony to fellow commissioners and all listeners at this week’s county board meeting.She asked for personal privilege to speak before the COVID-19 presentation customarily given by Florida Department of Health-PBC Director Alina Alonso. “I would like to thank […]

McKinlay urges state audits of Pahokee’s spending

PAHOKEE — As she vowed to do, Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay formally requested a Florida legislative audit of the City of Pahokee’s expenditures of about $2.3 million in Department of Economic Opportunity funds for work inside the city-leased park complex fronting Lake Okeechobee. On Aug. 5, she addressed a letter to the alternating […]

McKinlay chastises Pahokee commissioners over marina delays

PAHOKEE — Palm Beach County District 6 Commissioner Melissa McKinlay has written to the mayor and commissioners of the City of Pahokee criticizing their recent vote to halt progress toward the deal to reopen the marina, campground and restaurant with the operator they had approved three years ago and numerous other times since. On county […]